“Make In India, Make For World”: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Asks Boeing, Raytheon To Explore Manufacturing In India

Washington: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met with senior executives from Boeing and Raytheon, two American aerospace and defence companies, and invited them to take advantage of legislative initiatives in India to move from ‘Make in India’ to ‘Make for the World.’

 Mr Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Washington yesterday for the first India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue under the Biden administration, which will take place on Monday.

“Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh met with the US aerospace & defence majors Boeing and Raytheon after reaching Washington DC. He exhorted the companies to take advantage of policy initiatives in India to steadily march from ‘Make in India’ towards ‘Make for the World’, ” the Defence Ministry tweeted today.

Mr. Jaishankar and Mr. Singh will be hosted by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for the 2+2 ministerial on Monday.

The 2+2 ministerial, which will take place in the midst of the Ukrainian crisis, reflects the importance the two governments place on their bilateral strategic relationship.

President Biden, in fact, has signalled that the 2+2 ministerial will be elevated by holding a virtual meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the White House on Monday.

The two Indian ministers would participate in a virtual meeting from the White House with their American colleagues.

On Monday afternoon, the 2+2 ministerial, along with the various delegations, will meet at the State Department.

The 2+2 Dialogue would enable both sides to undertake a comprehensive review of cross-cutting issues in the India-US bilateral agenda related to foreign policy, defence and security with the objective of providing strategic guidance and vision for further consolidating the relationship, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a press release on Thursday.

“The 2+2 Dialogue will also provide an opportunity to exchange views about important regional and global developments and how we can work together to address issues of common interest and concern,” it said.

According to the State Department, the 2+2 Ministerial is an essential opportunity to promote our shared goals across the US-India Strategic Partnership.

On the importance of the summit, it was also stated that it is an opportunity to emphasise the expanding Major Defense Partnership between the United States and India.

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